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Re: svn cat on moved revisions

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-10-20 20:37:14 CEST

On Oct 20, 2004, at 12:45 PM, Ray Johnson wrote:
> svn cat -r 16
> http://svn.subview.ingenio.com/Subview/trunk/SubView/Default.aspx.cs
> Returns this error:
> svn: PROPFIND request failed on
> '/Subview/!svn/bc/16/trunk/SubView/Default.aspx.cs'
> svn: '/Subview/!svn/bc/16/trunk/SubView/Default.aspx.cs' path not found

Ah, sorry for the confusion. The following-copy stuff in 1.1 isn't yet
documented in the book.

In general, it works like this:

    * 'svn subcommand -rX URL' performs the command on the literal
coordinates (X, URL).

    * 'svn subcommand -rX working-copy-path' acts differently:
            - starts at (base-rev-of-path, URL-of-path)
            - traces history backwards to revision X, gets 'old' URL
            - runs command on (X, old-URL)

So in short: run your 'cat -r16' command on a working-copy-path, not a

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